The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is asking for industry feedback on how federal agencies can develop more situational awareness of their information technology assets.
In a request for information posted Nov. 23, DHS announced it will hold an industry day Jan. 13, 2012 at MITRE Corp.’s McLean, Va. campus for a new Situational Awareness Incident Response Tier III contract.
DHS asked vendors for input on five capabilities it is seeking for SAIR:
- Asset management
- Configuration management
- Vulnerability management
- Malware detection
- Situational awareness analysis and reporting
“The tools and services delivered through the SAIR Tier III project will provide federal agencies with the ability to enhance/automate their existing continuous network monitoring capabilities, correlate and analyze critical security-related information, and enhance risk-based decision making at the agency and federal enterprise level, ” the RFI says.
DHS is accepting responses through Jan. 20, 2012.